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Theatre research and education of the University of Tampere coordinating together the development work for a new international performance concept
17.8.2016 14:53



The Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre T7 and the Degree Programme in Theatre Arts NÄTY (University of Tampere/ School of Communication, Media and Theatre) co-organize a Nordic research workshop in the end of October, that aims at creating a new performing concept for performing arts. The objective is to create in real-time a remote performance simultaneously together with performing arts´ professionals and universities in Tampere, Stockholm, Lillehammer and Reykjavík. The workshop is held on October 26 - 28 as a part of the final seminar of the TNT – Theatre & New Technology network project hosted by the Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre T7.

In the workshop, theatre makers in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland create separate parts of the performance, without travelling to another location. The main stage for the experiment is a multicamera studio in Lillehammer. The participants from Tampere will produce motion captured performance data and virtual lightning design that will be transmitted to the main stage in real-time. Stockholm will produce the virtual set design for the performance. The dramaturgy and directing is handled by the Icelandic partners. All material will be transmitted through a low-latency fiber connection.

The experiment puts into practice in a wider Nordic network of expertize the previous research conducted at the Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre T7. For several the centre has studied new performance technology, such as motion capture, from the point of view of the performing arts. The workshop also takes further the pedagogical work emphasizing on remote performance between the acting studies of Universities of Tampere and Coventry. From the University of Tampere, also the research group TAUCHI (School of Information Sciences) participantes in the technological development conducted in the workshop. From Finland also the Light and Sound design department from the University of the Arts, Helsinki (Theatre Academy) takes part in the workshop.

TNT – Theatre & New Technology: Digital Solutions in Performing Arts

Coordinators:
Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre T7 (University of Tampere/ School of Communication, Media and Theatre) Riksteatern (SWE)

Main partners:
Lillehammer University College
Iceland Academy of the Arts

Funded by: Nordic Culture Point and Nordplus Horizontal

Further information:

Jaakko Lenni-Taattola
+358 50 318 6879 / jaakko.lenni-taattola@uta.fi

Network Coordinator, Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre T7